Open up the July/August issue of Fitness magazine, flip to page 26, and who will you see?
Why, little old me! I recently won the Editorâ€™s Pick for Best Healthy Living Blog in the magazineâ€™s first-ever Fitterati blog awards. Iâ€™m so thankful for everyone who voted (nearly 19,000 votes were cast!) and feel very honored to be listed among such great blogs.
Here is a shout out to the 11 other blogs that won awards â€“ Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re familiar with a few of them, but hopefully you can find some new blogs to browse (all descriptions from Fitness).
Readerâ€™s Choice for Best Healthy Living Blog: Blogilates
Cassey Ho is a pilates and group exercise instructor, a YouTube fitness guru, the creator of POP Pilates, and the designer of oGorgeous yoga bags.
Editorâ€™s Choice for Best Running Blog: Skinny Runner
"NormalJogger just didnâ€™t have the same ring to it," SR writes. Her blog is a "not so serious take on a serious passion of mine: running" with a healthy dose of sarcasm, celebrity gossip and goofiness interspersed.
Readerâ€™s Choice for Best Running Blog: Black Girls RUN!
Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners.
Editorâ€™s Choice for Best Inspirational Blog: The Wannabe Athlete
Callie is a wannabe athlete, working mom and loving wife. She blogs about her journey to a healthier lifestyle and inspires others by sharing her trials and triumphs along the way.
Readerâ€™s Choice for Best Inspirational Blog: Ali on the Run
Ali blogs a lot about running, but her Thankful Thursdays and kicking Crohn’s disease’s butt is why she’s here in the Inspirational category.
Editorâ€™s Choice for Best Healthy Eating Blog: Iowa Girl Eats
Midwestern girl Kristin has a sweet tooth and lives by the philosophy: "Eat Well. Run Often. Travel Far."
Readerâ€™s Choice for Best Healthy Eating Blog: Skinny Taste
On Skinnytaste, you’ll find healthy dishes that don’t sacrifice any of the flavor that can be found in their full-fat origins. Gina creates low-cal, low fat recipes and shares beautiful pictures of her creations.
Editorâ€™s Choice for Best Weight Loss Blog: Runs for Cookies
Katie is a 29 year-old woman who lost 125 lbs in 16 months and became a runner in the process. She is now "fighting to the death" to keep the weight off and live a healthy life.
Readerâ€™s Choice for Best Weight Loss Blog: It Sux to be Fat
Jen is an elementary school teacher who has lost more than 100 pounds and posts about weight loss, running, recipes, and more.
Editorâ€™s Choice for Best Personal Trainer Blog: Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life
28 year-old Courtney just recently received her Personal Trainer certification and enjoys all things related to food, fitness, and fashion…and especially feeding her sweet tooth!
Readerâ€™s Choice for Best Personal Trainer Blog: Fitnessita
Gina is an AFAA certified instructor, personal trainer and military wife. She posts recipes, workout challenges, playlists and reviews.
Now itâ€™s your turn. If youâ€™re a blogger, please plug your blog! Tell me what makes it fantastic and unique (because you ARE fantastic and unique) and include your website address. Donâ€™t be shy! Hopefully, weâ€™ll all find some new blogs to read and enjoy!